Thanks to a generous funding boost from Gregg’s the bakers, Keep active have spent the Summer addressing the holiday hunger problem.  Children in the North East are at greater risk of going hungry in the school holidays than in any other part of the country, according to figures from the Trussell Trust.

A number of events took place across the region with generations coming together to learn about how families survived on limited rations throughout World War 2.

One of the charities that took part was Headway, a charity that provides support for survivors of brain injury.  Members of the group attended, along with younger members of the family.  This is what they had to say about the event:

“It was a really great event with integration from the whole community. Our group not only enjoyed themselves but learnt a great deal especially with regards to eating a more healthy diet. They tried foods that they had not experienced before.

The session was a valuable experience as it enabled those that could remember rationing to share those memories, the range of materials for the group to have a look at was a fantastic idea as it enabled them to handle objects, read materials and listen to music they had not been aware of.”

The programme was a huge success and we look forward to delivering similar programmes in the future.

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